This Year I...


Traveled to Arizona with my family [read about it here].


And Oregon with one of my best friends, Diana [read about it here].


And Washington.


And Georgia.


And New York to visit one of my best friends, Maggie.


Visited two of my bucket list bookstores.

Got a new job.

Moved to a new apartment.

Attended a few concerts: Ben Gibbard, The Head and The Heart, The New Pornographers, The Shins, Joseph, GGOOLLDD, Hanson, Hippo Campus, Noah Gundersen.


Saw a few shows: The Illusionists, Beautiful The Carole King Musical, Move Beyond Live on Tour.

Finally attended a Chuck Klosterman book reading/signing. 

Co-founded a women's hiking group, called Women Hiking Wisconsin, with a few strangers from the internet [learn more here]!



Celebrated Hanksgiving and Galentine's Day.

Read 20 books.

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Got a new car and a new bed!

Ran an Alpine Adventure Challenge and Al's Run.

Ended a toxic relationship and a few toxic friendships.

Celebrated Earth Week by cleaning up the earth [read about it here]!


Saw one of best friends, Alyssa, get married and got asked to be the Maid of Honor for another best friend, Sara.

Kayaked and paddle boarded my little heart out.


Visited the Ice Castles.


And the Apostle Islands with Diana and Jeci [read about it here].

Saw Nick Offerman perform stand-up (for my third time) with my mama.

Held 400 bees.


Changed a tire on the freeway.

Stepped on a firework, got strep throat, and food poisoning.

Made the best decision for my skin that I have ever made - went on Accutane. Before and after pictures:

Got to watch the masterpiece that is Stranger Things 2.

Hiked A LOT [keep up with my hiking adventures here].

Overall, 2017 was pretty great. There were a few bumps in my year, but I made it through. Here's to more adventures in 2018! And keeping up with my blog!